The Path to Peace:
Canada's Hundred Days
November 5, 2018 - March 3, 2019
"The hardest part of this whole job – was having so often to sign the death warrant for a lot of splendid Canadian lives"
- Arthur Currie, Commander of the Canadian Expeditionary Force
To highlight Remembrance Day and the centennial of the First World War Armistice, the Brome County Historical Society presents its new special exhibition THE PATH TO PEACE: CANADA’S HUNDRED DAYS on Monday, November 5, 2018. The exhibition will run until March 3, 2019.
This new exhibition presents the last major offensive of the First World War all the while highlighting the role played by local Brome County soldiers during the campaign. The exhibition will also feature key pieces from our military collection including captured German militaria, personal letters from Brome County soldiers, the Mons Scrapbook, military uniforms and much more.
"Several fascinating items from the Museum's collection, such as the official Canadian army scrapbook detailing the last battle of what was meant to be 'war to end all wars', have been carefully selected" - Mickael Lambert, Exhibition Review, La Voix de l'Est
This exhibition was developed by the Brome County Historical Society and curated by Jeremy Reeves, Curator at the BCHS, and Abbey Lacroix, Archivist at the BCHS.
The Brome County Historical Society would like to take this opportunity to thank those without whom this exhibition could never have seen the light of day. First, this special exhibit was made possible by generous contributions from the MRC (Pact Brome-Missisquoi), the Knowlton Lions Club, and the Canadian Legion.
A warm thank you is also extended to Ross Jones, Brian Shemilt, Jack Walker, Joanne Croghan, and Cari Ensio whose help ensure this project could succeed.
Lastly, the staff of the Brome County Historical Society thanks all private individuals who lent historical artefacts to the exhibition.